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MMS, a new approach to web site design

Why use MMS?

MMS is a CMS (Content Management System), i.e. a system to manage web page contents. There are many CMS: the most famous is Wordpress, which is used by most programmers and graphic designers to make websites. What is the reason for creating a new one?

1 - Ease of use - A person with poor technical knowledge and without a good learning period is not able to manage a site made with WordPress, while anyone in half an hour can learn to manage a site made with MMS.

This means that MMS customers any time can upgrade their contents, avoiding the programmer cost. And updating multimedia contents with MMS is very quick, because its operations are few and simple, compared to Wordpress.

2 - Speed - On average MMS pages are charged 10 times faster than Wordpress ones. According to the web-marketing rules, it is important to have fast pages to keep visitors on the site and make it more visible. Google penalizes slow sites such as those made with Wordpress (see https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/).

These advantages derive from a new approach that makes MMS very different from other CMS:

  • no data base: it exploits the Linux file system structure instead (10 times faster or more)
  • menu items and links automatically created by MMS, so publishing and content updating is faster and simpler, compared to tedious tasks required by other CMS
  • text formatting based on mark-up (like Wikipedia), thus resulting in a more precise layout and in optimized HTML code. That makes MMS faster and better indexed by Google
  • automatic image resizing: don't waste your time, using MMS you avoid this problem

The MMS site architecture

MMS is based on a set of software modules, each of which handles a specific web page format (template) and is optimized for a specific type of content (web pages, articles, photo gallery, videos, ...). When a module is associated to a folder, it displays the folder content according to its specific template. E.g. all the www.milanoglamour.com site sections are managed by a single module (NEWS).

A MMS website does not need installing some software: it's just enough to upload to the server the software modules that the customer's application requires and make the folders for the planned section contents.

Many CMS use interactive "Word-like" programs for text editing. This approach has two drawbacks:

  • the page layout cannot be perfectly defined
  • editing is quite slow
To allow more efficiency and precision other CMS (e.g. Wikipedia) use a marker based approach: headlines, bold, pictures, links and formatting commands are defined by inserting special characters, the so called "mark-up commands".

MMS uses this second solution, but with a very simplified approach. To reduce the learning time to a few minutes, MMS provides only 5 commonly used mark-up commands: title, bold, insert image, insert link, and CONTINUE in news pages.

When MMS opens a web page, the mark-up symbols are dynamically converted in HTML codes, resulting in a standard HTML page. Therefore CSS, JavaScript, PHP code and HTML tags can be added to MMS page content to complement the basic mark-up.

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Sites created with MMS

To show the potential of MMS, here a list of sites based on standard MMS modules:

And here are other sites based on customized MMS systems: